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Kae / Nov 22, 2017
OpenSimulator Community Conference Preview
November 30 at 8 pm ET/6 pm MT

The fifth annual Open Simulator (OpenSim) conference will be taking place on Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th!

We are lucky enough to have the OpenSim conference organizer, Dr. Cynthia Calongne who is also part of the Games & Sims Network leadership to give us a preview of the OpenSimulator Community Conference Preview November 30 at 8 pm ET.

OpenSimulator is an open source project that allows developers to create their own world. This conference will highlight the community, design, simulations, games and education in the Metaverse.

Link to Google Hangout

Open Simulator Community Conference, Day 2, 12/12/16 by Merle Lemon, on Flickr
Kae / Nov 22, 2017
OpenSimulator Community Conference
Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.


Conference website

Open Simulator Community Conference, Day 2, 12/12/16 by Merle Lemon, on Flickr
Kae / Aug 14, 2017
The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) is looking for articles especially ones about the ISTE conference.

VEJ Cover 2016 by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Here’s last year’s issue that came out before the ISTE conference
Summer 2016

Just a quick note before the September meeting, if there is something Games & Sims related that you would like us to get out into the wider world. If you can write something about the ISTE conference or NotatISTE even better!

The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) invites Games & Sims to contribute each issue. While the focus generally is on virtual worlds, video games, AR and VR they have always been very open to anything game related we have submitted. We have also put in articles about coding. This is a practitioner journal. It is not peer reviewed. It is also open to anything that your students may have written also. I have had undergrads submit write-ups of their projects. I know some other people have had their k-12 students write about Minecraft. It’s a place for you to highlight projects, professional development and even book reviews. They also love screenshots and pictures.

Here’s last year’s issue that came out before last year’s ISTE conference
Summer 2016

This is from Roxie Vojtek, the editor of the journal.

I hope you re all having a wonderful, relaxing, FUN summer! Bob (BJ) and I just got back from our vacation and we are ready to start working on the summer issue of VEJ. Our goal is to get it out as soon as possible - hopefully right after Labor Day weekend, but definitely before we hit the fall equinox (September 22nd). I have received a couple of articles from some of you, but need more.

Just remember, VEJ is only as good as we all make it. I hope you will consider writing an article for the summer issue of VEJ - DUE DATE IS AUGUST 20, 2017. Articles can be about favorite places to visit, how to…, the important work you are doing in virtual environments - either digitally, using VR & AR, and/or in games and other virtual environments. I would love to have someone showcase the work VSTE has done over the summer in Minecraft - including lessons learned and/or how people will use what they did this summer with students this year. Or write a review about a favorite book you read this summer that the rest of us may want to read.
If you want to submit anything, email as a word doc or docx single spaced to Roxie at Include pictures as .png or .jpg in the highest resolution possible.

Kae / Aug 04, 2017
Trial of Style yes....transmog battle!
August 17 - 21.....2 minutes match
Getting your emotes ready! and we are going to have to livestream some of these!

Also reddit is discussing these. Think we might have to add our transmog shots there.